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4 day trip from Agadir to the Merzouga desert

4 Days

Overview

Morocco is so much more than the coast! So why not add an adventurous desert trip to the Erg Chebbi dunes to your Agadir beach resort holiday? This diverse four day desert tour to the Sahara desert in Merzouga makes it possible.
For a greater insight into Berber life in the south, you will visit Taroudant, called the little Marrakech, Talouine, a saffron growing area with a government-run saffron museum, and Taznakht, full of co-operatives selling Berber rugs. Visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
You can catch a glimpse of rural Berber life in the Skoura oasis and Kasbah Amredhil there. Dra’a Valley with its palm trees, ancient kasbahs shows you life in the oases and ancient building techniques. The Damascene rose distillery in the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs offers sweetly scented cosmetic products as wonderful souvenirs. The incredible geological surprises can be seen in the Dades Valley and Toudgha gorges.
Then after a welcoming glass of mint tea at the camp, there is a thrilling camel ride to the top of Erg Chebbi Dunes. From here you get to watch the most wonderful sunset. Dinner is traditional Moroccan cooking, followed by music round a camp fire. Your exotic tent in a luxury desert camp rounds off the evening to perfection.

Good to know about this Agadir to Merzouga desert tour 4 days :

  • This Agadir Desert trip can be customised to accommodate your individual areas of interest
  • Activities such as day trips, quad-biking, a full day’s trekking or an extra day in the desert in the Erg Chebbi dunes can be added to this desert tour from Agadir
  • To go to the Erg Chegaga desert, please visit Agadir desert tour to Erg Chegaga 6 days
  • You can choose to go to the camp either on camelback or by 4×4 (then you go for a camel ride from there)
  • You can ask us if others are interested in sharing this desert tour from Agadir, or in case of an early booking, let us know that you are interested in this yourselves
  • We accept payment through PayPal, bank transfers in Europe, by credit card, or cash (USD, Euro, GBP or MAD)
  • There is a 25% reduction for children under 12 years old, whilst we do not charge children under 5
  • These prices are liable to fluctuation according to the current exchange rate
  • Our prices are subject to an increase over the Christmas and New Year period
  • Due to recent globally increased fuel prices, you may receive a higher quotation in our correspondence during other seasons

Itinerary

Morning departure at 8.30 by 4×4 from Agadir to Ouarzazate, passing by Taroudant, known as “the little Marrakech”, via Taliouine and then Taznakht. From here the road continues to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, the most famous Kasbah in Morocco and one of Morocco’s eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. After lunch in the village, there is time to visit the Kasbah, climbing to the top to admire the view.
In the afternoon, a visit to the Atlas Film Studios is scheduled. Here numerous Hollywood blockbusters were shot and the sets are still mostly intact (Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Asterix and Obelix, Game of Thrones.) There remain only a few kilometres to the small town of Ouarzazate, where you spend the night in a riad.

The morning departure takes us from Ouarzazate to the Toudgha gorges via Skoura, travelling off-road to see the Kasbahs, some sadly in a state of disrepair but idyllically placed amongst a large number of palm trees in this magnificent oasis. The most famous of these Kasbahs is Amredhil, which is well-worth stopping at for photos and a quick visit. The main road passes through the Valley of Roses, where the roses are distilled to produce oils, lotions and creams found on sale throughout the country.
From there the next place to visit is the Dades Valley with its green gardens along the river and amazing rock formations. We stop for lunch in the Toudgha gorges.
In the afternoon, our trip continues to the Merzouga dunes for a two-hour camel ride to reach the Erg Chebbi dunes (250m). From the top of the dunes, the sunset is spectacular.
You have dinner and spend the night at a luxury camp with private bathroom, king-sized beds, beautiful Moroccan furnishings and lamps tastefully arranged to enhance your enjoyment of the silence and beauty of the dunes.

If you wake up early enough, you can watch the spectacle of the sunrise, when the colour of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight.
After breakfast, the itinerary continues to the Dra’a Valley, the longest valley in Morocco. The road passes through the villages of Rissani, Alnif, Tazzarine and N’Qob, where we stop for lunch.
In the afternoon, the journey takes us to Tansikht across the Dra’a River, sometimes in full spate but often little more than a trickle. Here we turn north to drive off-road along the ancient caravan route, which follows the valley with its huge palm trees and ancient villages. At the end of the afternoon, we stop in Agdz for dinner and a night’s rest.

After breakfast, we drive north-west from Agdz to Taznakht, famous for its Berber gelims and carpets. On the way, we follow beautiful landscapes and the Bouazzer mines. This is a secluded part of the country and more off the beaten track.
Later, we continue west to Agadir, crossing the Tizi-n-Ikhsane and Tizi-n-Tighatine passes. We stop to have lunch in Taliouine, the heart of the saffron growing area of Morocco, and where there is an excellent little museum about the art of growing saffron.
In the afternoon, the road takes us on to Taroudant again and follows the often dry Souss River and innumerous argane trees on all the slopes of the hill-sides back to Agadir, which we reach by the end of the afternoon.
Your Agadir to Merzouga desert tour comes to an end around 18:00.

Includes

  • - Transport in a private air-conditioned 4×4; Toyota Prado Tx or deluxe van and fuel
  • - Pick-up from and drop-off at your riad or hotel in Agadir
  • - Experienced local English/French/Spanish/Italian-speaking Berber and nomad driver/guide
  • - Accommodation in air-conditioned rooms/suites with private bathroom
  • - Overnight in a luxury camp in a very comfortable tent with private toilet and shower, lamps, beds, mattresses, sheets, pillows, blankets, carpets, and handmade furnishings
  • - All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner – with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • - A camel ride of about an hour – an hour & a half with a guide, and free sandboarding, if desired – just ask the camp staff
  • - An option to go to and return from the camp by 4×4
  • - Luggage service to the camp and all accommodation
  • - Berber drumming and music
  • - Free time to explore the sites such as Ait Ben Haddou or the saffron museum, for walks, photos, and tea/coffee breaks
  • - The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
  • - Entrance fees and local guide
  • - Tea, coffee and mineral water in the desert

Excludes

  • - Drinks
  • - Extras

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4 day trip from Agadir to the Merzouga desert
From €450
/ Adult
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  • No Booking Fees
  • Professional Local Guide
  • English, Français, German, Spanish
  • Agadir
  • 4 x 4